Chicago Symphony Appoints Beatrice Chen to its Viola Part


After just lately finishing her research on the Curtis Institute of Music with Hsin-Yun Huang, violist Beatrice Chen has been named the latest member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s viola part.

Chen was the first-prize winner of the 2018 Johansen Worldwide Competitors for Younger String Gamers and was additionally a laureate of the Albert M. Greenfield Competitors, the DePaul Concerto Pageant, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Concerto Competitors, and the American Protege Worldwide Concerto Competitors.

Featured within the 2020 HearNOW Gala of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chen has additionally been featured as a soloist with the Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta DuPage, and Capital Metropolis Symphony.

Previous to finding out at Curtis, she was the principal violist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras for 5 years — having spent summers at [email protected] Chamber Music Pageant and Institute and Aspen Music Pageant and Faculty

Alongside her dad and mom, CSO concertmaster Robert Chen and Laura Park Chen, and brother Noah Chen, she is a member of the Chen String Quartet. The household group was initially shaped for outreach concert events at native Chicago hospitals and retirement houses. Over the course of the pandemic, nonetheless, they’ve given over 70 digital performances, together with these for organizations reminiscent of WFMT and the Constellations Chamber Music Sequence.

You’ll be able to hear a recording of Chen performing works by Paul Hindemith and Rebecca Clarke with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang under.